Modelling of the impacts of policies for sustainable use of cars

Öko-Institut has participated in a project for the European Commission, the Joint research Centre and the Institute for Prospective Technological Studies, the aim of which was to develop TREMOVE by adding a waste materials module and by introducing endogenous scrappage decisions. The study also contributed to research on the new policy framework on “Sustainable Consumption and Production”, which proposes effective and concrete actions towards a low carbon and resource- and energy-efficient economy. In practice the TREMOVE model was extended with means of a materials database in order to assess the material demand by new cars and the waste flows of end of life vehicles in detail. The role of Öko-Institut in the framework of this project was the development of the material and waste database. Our project partners were Transport and Mobility Leuven and Frauenhofer ISI.